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Student Leadership


2017 K Week Board

The K Week Board are 13 student leaders who help to plan for K Week 2017. To be on K Week Board, students must have previously served on K Crew. These students work year-round to help plan for the upcoming K Week. They also lead their own Leadership Team, comprised of 15 K Crew leaders, mentoring them in preparation for K Week.  




K Week Board is split up into three committees: K Crew, Leadership Series, and K Week Events. 

K Crew Committee: 

L - R: Jason Freeman, Julia Little, Brooke Messer, Joseph Stuart (chair)



Leadership Series Committee:

L - R: Matthew McMahon, Kasey Schock, Kennedy Mann, Anna Tobias, Dan Bodden (chair)



K Week Events Committee: 

L - R: Ryan Cox, Gabbie Innocent, Kenny Rukenbrod (chair), Alex Schneider



K Week is also served by an Assistant Director, Kasey Borchardt, and Student Program Assistant, Pete Comparoni. 



2017 K Crew

The K Crew are more than 200 students selected to serve as mentors and leaders to UK's incoming students. They each lead a K Team made up of new students during K Week and continue to mentor and connect with their teams throughout the school year. Applications are available in February. If you are interested in being on K Crew, please click here


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Campus Partners


K Week Call for Events

K Week could not happen without involvement and support from many community and campus partners. There are over 200 events during K Week that help welcome the new students to campus. Contact the K Week Office for questions about sponsoring your own K Week event. 



We Are UK

We Are UK is an exciting event that celebrates the uniqueness of the UK community. This festival includes a variety of free food from Kentucky and from across the world. You'll also see live performances ranging from hip hop to country, poetry to debate, and other random talents from UK students, faculty, and staff.



Business & Community Partners


UK Lex-Mart

The University of Kentucky's K Week Office proudly offers UK Lex-Mart, a community vendor fair, as part of K Week. We encourage the participation of businesses in welcoming more than 5,000 new students to the UK campus.